- The Pep Band entered the GM Week Chariot Race.
- An "attendance policy" was instituted starting this year that required each Pep Band member to attend at least half of the home football games in order to be able to attend hockey games.
- Mike Johnson, Class of '80, Sousaphone, made "RPI"-logo covers for the sousaphone bells (red "RPI" letters inside a red circle on an off-white background).
- Several members of the Pep Band played at a few women's hockey games because Roberta Edelstein (last name now Mulder), Class of '81, Clarinet, was on the team.
- Dave Cole, Class of '82, Saxophone, was elected the new Assistant Band Manager following the Big Red Freakout (the last hockey game) even though he was in the infirmary with the Russian Flu.